The U.S. wood household furniture industry has adapted to change in many ways in recent years. The industry has grown steadily since the 1982 recession, and has been shifting to the U.S . South and Southeast. Although California has also become prominent in furniture production, many recent factors indicate geographic shifts away from the state, particularly in wood furniture production. The household furniture industry has also adapted and continues to adapt to factors which have increased the globalization of trade in all products. Foreign competition has resulted in mergers and consolidation in the U.S. household furniture industry, and has also forced production to become more oriented toward non ready-to-assemble and upholstered furniture.
Doherty, Brian A. and Bullard, Steven H., "The U.S. household furniture industry: Adapting to changing times." (1989). Faculty Publications. 76.